Even though we are not into consoles, we really feel the need to inform you about Nvidia’s upcoming handheld. And why do you need to know – at least something – about this handheld you may ask? But because it offers you the ability to play your PC games on it. Think of it as OnLive but instead of accessing one hell of games, you’ll be playing those you own on Steam while you’re using the toilet and doing your thing.
Currently, Project Shield can be used only with PC configurations that are equipped with a GTX 650 (or higher) graphics card. The transmission of data is being made via Wi-Fi and according to the green team, there is no noticeable lag.
Project Shield is planned for a Q2 2013 release, is powered by the Tegra 4 processor and runs Android, and its CPU can push 4K resolution video over HDMI to external displays. The handheld will include advanced sound processing, and a 33Wh battery that provides five to ten hours of play time or 24 hours of HD video playback.
Project Shield will also feature a 5-inch, 720p Retinal multitouch display with 294ppi pixel density, and a slot for micro-SD card expansion.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email